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sugar mama!

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Mama's Sugar Shack is a cotton candy cart delivering that good-good sugar rush with custom-blended puffs of fluff. Designed and built by Tactile WKSP, the cart is the embodiment of Sugar Mama's enthusiasm and branding.  Made from aluminum, stainless steel, and acrylic, the cart is nimble and always ready to party.   Neon lips were integrated into the chassis, and light up the cart with a ruby red glow. 

Sugar Mama, aka the floss boss, serves up snazzy flavors alongside tried and true favorites.  Her motto "celebrate good times" entices the crowd to let loose and enjoy themselves while savoring a familiar treat. The vibe says party, the wispy treats say enjoy, and the impending sugar high says clap your hands and boogie to the beat!

Graphics by Paul Tuorto : http://www.paultuorto.com/ ; Neon by Nate Scheaffer : http://www.natesheaffer.com/

 

 
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TIMELAPSE : HILLCREST

This video was filmed in December 2014, recording the process of building the structure of the Hillcrest stair tower.  We used HSS 10 x 4 x 3/8" for the structure,  10 x 8 x 1/2" plate for the mounting assemblies, and 1/4" folded stainless steel for the stair treads.  Additionally, all welds on the upper stringer assembly and catwalk were seal-welded to prevent water penetration into the building.  The fabrication time was five weeks (for two women).  The four assemblies totaling 8,500 lbs were craned into place on Jan 15, 2015.

details in film : hillcrest

I dusted off my old Canon AE-1 to document some of our most recent work.  Shot on 3200 speed black and white film, below are a few images of space, form, and edges of materiality and light.  

view from ground level, exterior courtyard

view from ground level, exterior courtyard

upper stair detail : stair as roof as stair

upper stair detail : stair as roof as stair

context : the stair feature nests within an exterior south facing courtyard of a private residence

context : the stair feature nests within an exterior south facing courtyard of a private residence

interior mullion detail : 1/4" frames house stationary and operable windows

interior mullion detail : 1/4" frames house stationary and operable windows

lower interior stair treads

lower interior stair treads